Breckenridge Tweaks Laws To Make Way for Marijuana
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Breckenridge Tweaks Laws To Make Way for Marijuana
Posted by CN Staff on November 29, 2009 at 07:22:19 PT
By Robert Allen, Summit County Correspondent
Source: Aspen Times
Breckenridge, Colorado -- A new set of marijuana laws is nearing approval in Breckenridge, where possession of the drug and paraphernalia by people over 21 is to be decriminalized Jan. 1. The regulations would make public display and consumption of marijuana punishable by a $100 fine and up to 15 days in jail.Breckenridge Police Chief Rick Holman said he doesn't foresee much change in the town that, in 2008, issued only 10 tickets for possession of small amounts of marijuana and four for possession of paraphernalia under the municipal laws.
“We've never had a high incidence of public display and use in Breckenridge,” he said. “I don't expect that to change.”Holman acknowledged that “some people are miseducated” about what passed in this month's ballot initiative for decriminalization.Use of marijuana at Breckenridge Ski Resort remains illegal under the Colorado Ski Safety Act.The town will continue to prohibit selling and driving under the influence of the drug.The town on its website explains that non-medical marijuana possession still violates state laws, and that the local police “may still exercise, at their discretion, the authority to charge those in violation of state or federal law.”Holman has said such enforcement would vary depending on the situation.Unlike the city of Denver — which decriminalized pot in 2005 — the Breckenridge town code will specifically allow for people over 21 to possess paraphernalia.The draft to which the Town Council gave preliminary approval last week also allows for transfer without sale of less than an ounce of marijuana between people. Sale of marijuana remains a felony.Possession between 1 ounce and 8 ounces is still to be a misdemeanor in the town, with possession of more than 8 ounces a felony.Election results earlier this month reflect about 71 percent of town residents who voted favored decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana.Source: Aspen Times (CO)Author: Robert Allen, Summit County CorrespondentPublished: November 29, 2009Copyright: 2009 Aspen TimesWebsite: -- Cannabis  Archives 
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Comment #5 posted by The GCW on November 29, 2009 at 18:46:46 PT
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This story was also in the Summit Daily News US CO: Breck tweaks laws to make way for marijuana decriminalization
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Comment #4 posted by Sam Adams on November 29, 2009 at 18:43:02 PT
Ignore the man behind the curtain
"Use of marijuana at Breckenridge Ski Resort remains illegal under the Colorado Ski Safety Act."yes, and the law is working SO well! You can usually buy a bag from the guy working at the rental shop at most mountains. 
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Comment #3 posted by Storm Crow on November 29, 2009 at 10:17:37 PT
Here's how to do it...."I have this really neat CrackerJacks toy that I will sell you for $50 and I will throw in, absolutely free, this quarter ounce of cannabis to sweeten the deal!" You are buying the toy, not the cannabis! lol
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Comment #2 posted by runruff on November 29, 2009 at 09:55:41 PT
Snakes in neckties!
I read somewhere [don't ask me where?] that the pharmaceutical companies, collectively spend 127,million dollars on congress every election cycle?Not only do we vote for corporate recruited or corporate approved candidates, they pay them to write their custom made laws! These are very bad laws, mostly and the federal intrusion into our medicine cabinet is the end all to bad laws! Bad laws must be enforced with a very heavy hand in order to keep them but this is having a residual effect on the people over the years and with the common knowlege of where these laws originated and who they have benefited over the last 40-70 years[?] it is as obvious as John Ps. inate neurosis.Votes only matter in getting our choice of "faces" elected to office! The mouth on the face recites the same mantra as all the other faces.These trumped up laws are designed to protect their creators from any outside competition. Their laws even entitle them to loot the Nation Treasury at will! We the people have not proven to be adequate sentries in regard to protecting our rights and national treasures!We here all know the saga of the WoD."nuff said!
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Comment #1 posted by HempWorld on November 29, 2009 at 08:53:57 PT
transfer without sale ...
It's ok to 'loan' someone some bud!?But, oh no, you cannot have it! Legally a transfer of ownership is a sale, how do you get out of that?Prohibitionists seem to be creative when backed in a corner, what are they smoking in their free time?
Legalize it already, geez!
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